I can say that I've never had an aftermarket last as long as the ones in my 1500 & 09 Challenger. They were both older than 8 years when I changed them & I believe the one in the Challenger was not bad as I was chasing down a fault that it did not correct. The 2nd one in the 1500 lasted 3 years or so. I've since replaced with AGMs so I'll see how they do.So aftermarket batteries aren't as good as OEM? I would have assumed that they would in fact be better than OEM.
Age is only part of a vehicle’s life , proper maintenance, mileage and the conditions a vehicle are put through.After 9 years, mine finally croaked. Is this normal, or do I need to look into something else? Myself, I am kinda amazed that it has lasted this long. Any ideas what it could be? Maybe just age?
2013 RAM 3500 6.7L Cummins diesel, original batteries. Am I living on borrowed time?
Could be, wish I got the life you did. 2016 Ram 3500 6.7 L Cummins, just had one battery fail, about 43000 miles, most towing 5th wheel. Replaced both with Diehard AGM. Hope they last longer than OEM. Bought battery tester and failed battery only good for 11.36 V, 39 CCA (vs 730 CCA). Second battery tested 12.7V, 581 CCA.